Friday, August 14, 2015

Cemeteries: Duluth Church Cemetery

Since I was in high school, I have loved cemeteries.  I find them very peaceful, and I love to read about the head stones and try to understand something about the people's lives.  One of Adrian's and my first dates was to Oakland Cemetery, and  I had some of my wedding pictures taken in the cemetery attached to the church!
While I was pregnant with Patrick, Keira often went with me to the midwife appointments.  On our way down, or on the way back, we frequently stopped at cemeteries to take some pictures.   It has become one of our things, something that Keira and I do together when we are out.  She likes the one on one time and the interesting things you can find in the cemeteries.
So we visited Duluth Church Cemetery.  I read this historical account on, but I couldn't find it anywhere else:
Historically, the cemetery was established by a Methodist congregation in 1873. The Duluth Methodist Church was built on top of the hill, on Main St., on the south end of town. The cemetery adjoined the Methodist church property along the cemetery's northern boundary. The Baptists built their church in 1886, and it was located about 300 yards north, on W. Lawrenceville St. The Methodists were laid to rest on the northern half of the cemetery, and the Baptists on the southern half. Both congregations eventually sold their church properties and built new structures on SR 120. The next owner of the Duluth Methodist Church was the Duluth Masonic Lodge. The Lodge owned this property until it was appropriated by the City of Duluth for the site of its new city hall. The Duluth City Hall now stands at the original Methodist church site, and the former Masonic Lodge/old Duluth Methodist Church building was moved to its present location on Hardy St, across from the cemetery's south gate. The brick and wrought iron fencing are not original and were built in conjunction with the new city hall.

I saw these Confederate Veteran signs on many of the graves.

I like pictures of cemeteries (or rural looking parks) with city buildings in the background.  The building in the background of the cemetery is the new Duluth City Hall.  On the other side of city hall is the event green.  

I've never seen little statues like these on a grave before.  These cute little creatures were on the grave of a little 5 year old boy.  

These two graves markers were some of the most extraordinary I've ever seen!  They are metal!  Even though I assumed that these were for twins, they died in different years.  I couldn't find any information about either of these two people.

Look at the interesting design!

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